GRAN TURISMO 3: DRIVETRAIN GUIDE

by

Jamie Stafford/Wolf Feather
feather7@ix.netcom.com



Initial Version Completed: January 25, 2003
FINAL VERSION Completed:   April 12, 2003

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CONTENTS
Spacing and Length
Permissions
Introduction
Drivetrains
4WD Vehicles
FF Vehicles
FR Vehicles
MR Vehicles
Thanks
Contact

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SPACING AND LENGTH
For optimum readability, this driving guide should be 
viewed/printed using a monowidth font, such as Courier.  
Check for appropriate font setting by making sure the numbers 
and letters below line up:

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PERMISSIONS
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vgstrategies.com.  Please contact me for permission to post 
elsewhere on the Internet. 

Permission is granted to download and print one copy for 
personal use.

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INTRODUCTION
This guide is designed to assist those players searching for 
or considering cars with specific drivetrains (FF, FR, 4WD, 
and MR) in Gran Turismo 3.  This can be useful for those 
beginning Gran Turismo 3 who are more comfortable with 
certain drivetrains than others, and also for those looking 
for potential cars to enter the drivetrain-specific events in 
Beginners League, Amateur League, and Professional League.  
After a brief description of the various drivetrains, each 
drivetrain-specific section lists the vehicles by make and 
model using the designations in the game.  

Notes:
1.) Some of this information comes from my General
    Racing/Driving Guide, available exclusively at GameFAQs
    (http://www.GameFAQs.com/) and FeatherGuides
    (http://feathersites.angelcities.com/).  
2.) Models with an '(x#') means that there are two or more
    models of the same car available (differing by more than
    just car color and/or paint scheme) in Gran Turismo 3.
3.) Vehicles followed by an asterisk are those which can be
    purchased with the initial 18,000Cr a player has to begin 
    a Simulation/GT Mode game (this amount covers the North
    American version of Gran Turismo 3; the initial amount of
    money may be different in other versions of the game, to 
    which I do not have access).  
4.) All accents have been removed from vehicle names, as
    standard English-based text-only files do not support
    accent marks.  
5.) For some race cars, the official name does not begin with
    the name of the manufacturer used in the game, but are
    nonetheless listed as such to make it easier to locate
    these vehicles in the Car Dealer area of Gran Turismo 3.  

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DRIVETRAINS
There are four drivetrains used for the many vehicles in Gran 
Turismo 3:

4WD: All four wheels are drive wheels.  In many forms of
        auto racing, 4WD vehicles are banned due to the
        inherent advantage of using all four wheels as 
        drive wheels (due to the added traction advantage).  
FF:  The engine AND the drive wheels are at the front of the
        car.  FF vehicles are fairly easy to drive, but do
        not generally handle high horsepower outputs very
        well.  This type of vehicle tends to understeer,
        meaning that they take a lot of effort to turn.  
FR:  The engine is in the front of the vehicle, but the rear
        wheels are the drive wheels.  This type of car has a
        great tendency for oversteering, and throttle 
        management is VERY important when exiting corners to 
        try to prevent the oversteer condition.  NASCAR uses
        FR vehicles.  
MR:  The engine is located between the axles (usually just 
        behind the driver), and the rear wheels are the drive
        wheels.  This type of car can be a bit tricky to
        drive.  Typical MR cars are those used in F1, CART,
        and IRL.  In open-wheel cars (such as those in the
        aforementioned racing series), there is extremely
        little material to absorb the shock of a front-end
        collision in an accident, thus providing fairly
        little protection for the driver (especially the 
        driver's legs); it is truly amazing that there are
        not more driver injuries in open-wheel cars with
        MR drivetrains due to this 'non-protection' issue.  

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4WD VEHICLES
Audi S4
Audi TT1.8T Quattro
Daihatsu Storia X4*
Ford Escort Rally Car
Ford Focus Rally Car
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Rally Car
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR Tommi Makkinen Edition
   (x2)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI RS
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII RS
Nissan Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune
Nissan Skyline GT-R V Spec (x2)
Nissan Skyline GT-R V Spec II (x2)
Open Calibra Touring Car
Peugeot 206 Rally Car
RUF CTR2
Subaru Impreza 228 STi Version
Subaru Impreza Rally Car
Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STi Version VI
Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon WRX
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX STi Version VI
Subaru Legacy B4 
Subaru Legacy B4 RSK
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B
Suzuki Alto Works Suzuki Sports Limited*
Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version
Toyota Celica GT-Four
Toyota Celica Rally Car
Toyota Corolla Rally Car
Toyota Tom's X540 Chaser
Volkswagon New Beetle RSI

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FF VEHICLES
Acura 3.2CL Type S
Acura Integra Type R
Acura RSX Type-S
Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V
Chrysler PT Cruiser*
Citroen Xsara Rally Car
Daihatsu Mira TR-X Avanzato R*
Fiat Coupe Turbo Plus
Honda Accord Euro R
Honda Civic SiR-II
Honda Civic Type R
Honda CR-X Del Sol SiR
Honda Integra Type R
Mazda Demio GL-X*
Mitsubishi FTO GP Type R
Peugeot 206 S16
Toyota Celica SS-II (x2)
Toyota TRD Celica Sports M
Toyota Vitz Euro Edition*
Toyota Vitz RS 1.5*
Volkswagon Lupo Cup Car
Volkswagon New Beetle 2.0*
Volkswagon New Beetle Cup Car

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FR VEHICLES
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin Vanquish
BMW 328 ci
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet Corvette C5R
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Viper GTS
Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept
Dodge Viper GTS-R Team ORECA
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
Gillet Vertigo Race Car
Honda Mugen S2000
Honda S2000
Honda S2000 Type-V
Jaguar XKR Coupe
Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Mazda Miata MX-5* (x2)
Mazda Miata MX-5 1.? (the ? represents a kanji character)
Mazda Miata MX-5 LS
Mazda RX-7 Type RS
Mazda RX-7 Type RZ
Mazda RX-8
Mazda Savanna RX-7 Infini III
Mercedes-Benz CL 600
Mercedes-Benz CLK 55
Mercedes-Benz CLK Touring Car
Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressur
Nissan 240SX Fastback Type X
Nissan 240SX K's Aero
Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 2by2
Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 2seater
Nissan Nismo GT-R LM Road Car
Nissan Penzoil Nismo GT-R
Nissan Silvia K's 1800cc
Nissan Silvia K's 2000cc
Nissan Silvia Spec-R Aero
Nissan Silvia Varietta
Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M
Nissan Z Concept
Opel Astra Touring Car
Panoz Esperante GTR-1
Shelby American Inc. Cobra
Tickford Falcon XR8 Race Car
Toyota Altezza RS200
Toyota Castrol Tom's Supra
Toyota Lexus IS
Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex*
Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex SS Version
Toyota Supra RZ
Toyota Supra SZ-R
TVR Griffith 500
TVR Tuscan Speed Six
TVR Tuscan Speed 12

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MR VEHICLES
Acura NSX (x2)
F1 cars (all)
Ford GT-40 Race Car
Ford GT-40 Road Car
Honda Castrol Mugen NSX
Honda NSX Type R
Honda NSX Type S Zero
Jaguar XJ220 Road Car
Lotus Elise 190
Lotus Esprit Sport 30
Lotus Esprit V8-SE
Lotus Motor Sport Elise
Mazda 787B
Nissan R390 GT1 LM Race Car
Opel Speedster
Pagani Zonda C12
Pagani Zonda S
Renault Clio Sport V6 24V
Renault Clip Sport Race Car
RUF 3400 S
RUF RGT
Tommykaira ZZ-II
Tommykaira ZZ-S
Toyota GT-One Race Car
Toyota MR2 G-Limited
Toyota MR2 GT-S
Toyota MR-S S Edition

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THANKS
Thanks go to smokeyisafatcat for pointing out some 
information I had inadvertently left out in the initial 
version of this guide.  

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